Accession Number : AD0651579

Title :   RETENTION IN THE NAVY OF THREE-YEAR ENLISTEES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL PROGRAM SUPPORT ACTIVITY WASHINGTON D C PERSONNEL RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Katz,Aaron ; Sharp,Harold L.

Report Date : MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Three-year enlistees were compared with four-year and minority enlistees, all three groups consisting of males who had enlisted in the Navy without prior military service between 1 January and 30 June 1962, and who were on active duty as of 30 June 1964. The men in the three samples were each eligible for assignment to at least one Class A school on the basis of prerequisite BTB scores, and the three samples were matched on general ability (GCT+ARI+MECH). Comparisons on enlistment status (no longer in service, extension of first enlistment, etc.) were made as of 31 December 1966, four and one-half to five years after dates of initial enlistments. The principal findings are that in general three-year enlistees had either extended their initial enlistments or signed up for second enlistments to a lesser extent than four-year or minority enlistees. While less percentagewise, these three-year enlistees added substantially to the Navy's supply of career-oriented enlisted men. Other advantages which accrued to the Navy from the use of three-year enlistees are also pointed out. It is recommended that, should future manpower requirements warrant the initiation of a new three-year enlistment program, the findings of this study and previous studies in this series be given due consideration in establishing guidelines for such a program.

Descriptors :   (*RECRUITING, *NAVAL PERSONNEL), SAMPLING, MANPOWER, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, TRAINING, DISTRIBUTION, CLASSIFICATION, MOTIVATION, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), BEHAVIOR

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE